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Sunday, July 01, 2007

Virtual Schooling in the News

Beginning as always with the Yahoo! news alert for virtual school.

Virtual school spots filled in Missouri
Jefferson City News Tribune Sun, 24 Jun 2007 10:06 AM PDT


Free spots in the state's virtual school program are just about filled. State education officials extended the enrollment period at the end of May because they still had state funding available. Now they say high school slots are full and elementary courses are 96 percent full.

Virtual school spots filled
Daily Journal Sun, 24 Jun 2007 9:57 AM PDT


JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) ? Free spots in the state?s virtual school program are just about filled.

Virtual school spots filled in Missouri
Jefferson City News Tribune Mon, 25 Jun 2007 1:08 PM PDT


Free spots in the state's virtual school program are just about filled. State education officials extended the enrollment period at the end of May because they still had state funding available. Now they say high school slots are full and elementary courses are 96 percent full.

Virtual school spots filled in Missouri
Jefferson City News Tribune Tue, 26 Jun 2007 6:07 AM PDT

Free spots in the state's virtual school program are just about filled. State education officials extended the enrollment period at the end of May because they still had state funding available. Now they say high school slots are full and elementary courses are 96 percent full.

Virtual High School considered
Worcester Telegram & Gazette Tue, 26 Jun 2007 2:00 AM PDT

OXFORD - Oxford High School students may soon be in class with students from China, Dubai, Europe, South America and across the United States. The School Committee is considering joining a global community of teachers and students participating in Virtual High School, which offers a variety of online courses to high school students.

Virtual school filling up
Southeast Missourian Mon, 25 Jun 2007 10:03 PM PDT

Missouri's new virtual school has only a few free slots still open, but more students can still take classes if they pay tuition, says the director of the online education program. Starting Monday,...

Next the Yahoo! news alert for cyber schools.


Cyber charters: We are public schools
The Evening Sun Wed, 27 Jun 2007 3:18 AM PDT


A recent article in the Evening Sun outlined the campaign led by the Pennsylvania School Boards Association (PSBA) against public cyber charter schools in communities across the state. Unfortunately, it was full of many of the same old myths about cyber schools.

Cyber school concerns
Times Leader Sun, 01 Jul 2007 1:53 AM PDT

Behold the growing threat of escalating property taxes, the looming budget buster of public schools: Little Ryan Lubetski, fresh-scrubbed face, buzz-cut hair, plank-thin torso swallowed by an oversized desk chair. His legs are so short that stocking feet dangle a good six inches above the rug of his family?s rustic, remote Ross Township home as he learns his school lessons.


Moving to the Google News Alert for virtual school.

Emerson Park School selects hosted software to deliver virtual ...
PublicTechnology.net - UK


Extrasys is helping to transform Emerson Park into a fully fledged 'virtual school' by hosting all educational content at its state-of-the-art data centres, ... [See all stories on this topic]


Blackboard Expands Its K-12 Community
Marketwire (press release) - Toronto,Ontario,Canada


Following is a sampling: North Carolina Virtual Public School, a new state-funded online school that just opened this month, relies on a fully hosted ... [See all stories on this topic]

School expands virtual learning
IT PRO - London,Greater London,UK


Emerson Park School has signed on with Extrasys to expand its virtual learning environment. The 1000 students at the Romford, Essex comprehensive secondary ... [See all stories on this topic]

Alexis Thompson takes a shot at LPGA's best
Sun-Sentinel.com - Fort Lauderdale,FL,USA


They home-school through Broward Virtual School to give them more flexibility training. Their regimen includes 6 am wake-up calls for core-strength exercise ... [See all stories on this topic]

Holt Simulates the Science Explorations with New Virtual ...
Earthtimes.org - USA

Virtual Investigations - available in a version for middle school or high school - is designed to complement the Holt Science and Technology series but can ... [See all stories on this topic]

Free spots in virtual school almost gone
News-Leader.com - Springfield,MO,USA


Now they say high school slots are full and elementary courses are 96 percent full. In a virtual school, students take courses online, at whatever time best ... [See all stories on this topic]

Provision Networks' Virtual Access Suite to Supplement HP Virtual ...
Earthtimes.org - USA

... giving our faculty and student body virtual access to applications and desktops from anywhere within the school premises including classrooms and labs," ... [See all stories on this topic]

School superintendents dispute dropout study,see need to improve ...
Orangeburg Times Democrat - Orangeburg,SC,USA


Orangeburg 5 and Bamberg 1 are offering virtual school, an internet classroom to help students who are behind the curve. Smoak says that District 5 is also ... [See all stories on this topic]

Interactive Whiteboards Enter the Web Conferencing Generation
Earthtimes.org - USA

"Going forward we will be looking at using these two solutions to create room-to-room and school-to-home learning communities, bring in virtual guest ... [See all stories on this topic]

Finally, the Google News Alert for cyber school.

No tax hike included in AG's budget plan
Uniontown Herald Standard - Uniontown,PA,USA

Cyber school expenses nearly doubled from last year for the district, said Sheetz. The district will spend $752000 to send 60 regular and 20 special ... [See all stories on this topic]

The back-door side of cyber schools
The Evening Sun - Hanover,PA,USA

A guest column this week in The Evening Sun by the head of a cyber charter school operating in Pennsylvania is a reminder that there are always at least two ... [See all stories on this topic]

Schools support cyber reform
The Evening Sun - Hanover,PA,USA

"It's a nightmare," South Western Superintendent Barbara Rupp said about the cyber-school system. "Unfortunately, I don't think these students are getting a ... [See all stories on this topic]

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